KING, Albert

1933 - ?

Albert King was born at Mildenhall, Suffolk in 1933. On leaving school he went to work for an engineering works working with blacksmiths and wheelwright using the old methods. Albert has been carving and sculpting wood since 1956 and when a local art teacher noticed my work she invited me to join her in an exhibition at the cloisters in Bury St Edmunds Cathedral since when he has exhibited all over East Anglia and many of my sculptures have gone off to different parts of the world. A self-taught wood sculptor his from spending time outside observing wildlife and nature, studying movement and motion of birds and animals. Having had an affinity with wood, enjoying the feel smell, and look of different types, when choosing to sculpt a bird or animal, he selects the particular piece of wood for its grain so that it simulates the feathers or fur of the subject. His contemporary pieces are unique in that they are from his imagination and vision for a particular piece of wood guided by the grain and texture of the wood. Each piece is signed with a crown and his initials. They also have a certificate of authenticity.

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